Yesterday, Huffington Post‘s executive editor, Liz Heron, posted the following photo to Twitter:
— Liz Heron (@lheron) May 20, 2016
Like many things, this photo, featuring a meeting brimming with white women, made people on the Internet very angry. The women clearly thought they were representative of a diverse workplace, though they seem to have forgotten to hire any people of color for their top spots. Following the prescribed pattern that has worked for angry people online in the past, those who saw this picture started tweeting.
.@lheron I was told that inferring gender identity based on physical characteristics was the height of bigotry, intolerance. How dare you.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 20, 2016
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) May 21, 2016
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) May 20, 2016
— Popehat (@Popehat) May 21, 2016
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 20, 2016
It got predictably sexist:
— Fernando Pombeiro (@fernpombeiro) May 20, 2016
And even our own Mediaite staff joined in:
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 20, 2016
The only black in the room is that second TV? https://t.co/XWdjzxx3FU
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) May 21, 2016
Remember when the Internet was becoming more mainstream and we all started getting it in our houses? Remember clunky graphics of kids on surfboards “surfing the net” after typing a keyword into AOL? Man, we did not see the day we’d live on it and conduct all of our fights on it coming, did we?
[image via screengrab]
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